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UTQG Treadwear Numbers: What Do They Mean?


…calls about a tire's life and the tire's relationship to its assigned UTQG treadwear indicator. UTQG numbers are assigned to indicate a tires overall level of performance and tread hardness. These numbers beginning at 0 for race products and traveling north of 800 for some of the longest lasting all-season…

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FAQ - TIRES


…determined? * What does speed rating mean and what is correct for my vehicle? * When are winter / snow tires no longer appropriate for the next season? * Why cant I use run-flat tires without a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)? * Why cant I use only two winter tires? * Where do I find the tire…

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FAQ - GIFT CERTIFICATES


What are brake pad bed-in procedures? * Can I install new brake pads with my old brake rotors? * What is brake pad bedding-in and why do I need to do it with new pads? * What are some of the other causes of rotor warp? * What other issues can affect brake rotor run-out? View All SUSPENSION * Whats

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Performance catergories. What do they mean?


I have had a number of calls asking me to compare tires from different categories. Is the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position as quiet as the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity? Which one has better traction? Tire Rack has set up these performance categories to help you decide what tires to look at based…

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FAQ - WHEELS


…when I purchase new wheels? * How do you know what wheel fits my vehicle? * What does offset mean? How does it relate to backspacing? * What is the purpose of centering rings? Are they required? * Why do I need to re-torque the lug hardware on new wheels? * What happens if I dont buy Tire Pressure…

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FAQ - BRAKES


What are glazed pads? * Why are my new brake pads producing noise and dust? * Why are my brakes wearing unevenly? * Is there such a thing as a dust-free brake pad? * What are brake pad bed-in procedures? * Can I install new brake pads with my old brake rotors? * What is brake pad bedding-in and why do

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FAQ - SUSPENSION


…kit look like the photo shown online? * How do I measure my vehicles ride height? * When should I have my vehicle alignment checked/adjusted? * Why dont the part numbers printed on the springs match the kit number on the box label and my invoice? Whats the difference between a standard adjustable and…

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Great tire...or great tire for the money?


…there are a number of tires that I would suggest as good "value" oriented options. The Yokohama Avid TRZ, the General Altimax HP, the Firestone Destination LE, the Continental Extreme Contact DWS, Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum, General Grabber HTS, these are a few of the value standouts. What do you get when…

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(PDF Document: trhp_24MonthRHP_Cert.pdf)


…a claim number before replacing a damaged tire. 4. Furnish such information as may be required. 5. Payment of all expenses and costs incurred when repairing or replacing an Eligible Tire and submission of claim for reimbursement to the Administrator. TR-IRHP-WR 2 rev. 0914 WHAT YOU MUST DO TO MAKE A…

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Dashing through the snow!


…least try and help people make a truly educated decision, and know what they are sacrificing or what they can expect out of the purchase of their snow tires. Let’s start by talking about geographic location. There are a large number of places throughout the country that see very little snowfall, maybe…

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How Does Speed Rating Affect My Tire Choice?


How does speed rating affect my tire choice? What does the number and letter mean after the tire size? Q 99 mph 160 km/h Studless and studdable winter / snow tires R 106 mph 170 km/h H.D. light truck tires S 112 mph 180 km/h Family sedans and vans T 118 mph 190 km/h Family sedans and vans H 130 mph…

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Your Questions About UTQG Ratings Answered

Your Questions About UTQG Ratings Answered


…Should I use these ratings to decide what tire is best? Short answer: No. While they contain some useful information, UTQG ratings are generally not sufficient to judge the actual quality of a tire. This is especially true of the treadwear rating. The treadwear number is determined by the tire manufacturer…

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